Discussion of the archaeological ethics surrounding the collecting of antiquities.
Friday, February 8, 2013
On the Fascination of Objects
In April the Great North Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne will be hosting a conference to honour the late Professor Brian Shefton. The emphasis will be on objects acquired by the (former) Greek Museum. One of the themes will be the creation of a classical collection from the late 1950s.
I will be looking at Athenian black-glossed pottery derived from an English country-house collection.